ABSTRACT

Reconstructive medicine needs novel materials for effective regeneration of skin injured due to burns, traumas, and surgical interventions. There are hundreds of surgical and therapeutic devices for covering and healing skin defects and a great number of materials and drugs used to prepare these devices (Minchenko, 2003; Abaev, 2006). Principles and methods of replacing the integrity of the skin are determined by such factors as the depth and severity of the injury, the phase of the wound healing process, 280the wound location, the degree of microbial invasion, the patient’s other diseases, and the drugs taken by the patient (Struchkov, 1975; Tumanov and German, 2000). The basic principle of wound therapy is wound debridement and creation of the optimal conditions for wound healing.